A short lecture by Bobbie Louise Hawkins followed by a longer lecture by Hettie Jones. Hawkins's lecture, "The quality of attention," focuses on finding one's voice as a writer and the necessary tools to do so. Jones's lecture, "Writer as witness," focuses on her life as a writer, mother, social activist and teacher.
Summer Writing Program faculty reading from 2000. Bobby Louise Hawkins reads from what she describes as a novel in progress tentatively titled Welcome to the Bon Voyage Hotel. Janine Pommy Vega reads from her book of poems The Mad Dogs of Trieste. Hettie Jones reads several of her own poems.
A panel of four women writers from the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Hettie Jones, and Janine Pommy Vega, discuss their own work and influences as well as the context and history of the Beat Generation, and their role within that context. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
First half of a benefit for the Boulder County Safehouse, a shelter for battered women. Female poets read their own work, and the work of other women poets. Readers include Lee Christopher, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Max Regan, Thalia Field, Julie Kizershot, Eileen Myles, Hettie Jones, Janine Pommy Vega, and Anne Waldman. The readings include Lee Christopher's "Sister Margaret," Sandra Cisneros's "Salvador late or early" (read by Julie Kizershot), and Janine Pommy Vega's...